The '''Rockefeller Foundation''' is a private foundation
based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
It was established by the six-generation Rockefeller family
. The Foundation was started by Standard Oil
owner John D. Rockefeller
("Senior"), along with his son John D. Rockefeller Jr.
("Junior"), and Senior's principal oil and gas business and philanthropic advisor, Frederick Taylor Gates
, in New York State
on May 14, 1913, when its charter was formally accepted by the New York State Legislature.
[[http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/uploads/files/812e6b1a-4785-4d58-b2e3-77eb3f5a2b0d-1913-1914.pdf The Rockefeller Foundation Annual Report 1913-14]]
Its stated mission is "promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world."
Its activities have included:
* Financially supported education in the United States "without distinction of race, sex or creed"